News and Updates

McCallum Resigns as Executive Director

On Friday, October 23, 2020, Phillip McCallum tendered his resignation as the Executive Director of the Alabama State Bar. The Alabama State Bar appreciates Phillip’s three years of service as Executive Director and plans to continue the positive trajectory Phillip began. In accordance with our employee handbook, the Management Team has been activated. That team consists of the General Counsel, Assistant Executive Director, and Director of Communications. Additionally, the Director of Finance will serve as an ad hoc member.
Be assured this Management Team will carry out all operations of the Bar and has the full confidence of the Executive Council. Our Management Team will ensure bar operations remain uninterrupted and service to members remain consistent during this time of transition.
We will keep you informed of any updates as we move forward. 

Amended Rules of Juvenile Procedure

The Supreme Court of Alabama issued an Order Friday amending Rule 13 of the Alabama Rules of Juvenile Procedure. You can read the full order here. The amendments go into effect on February 1, 2021.

Pro Bono Snapshot of the Week: Law Student Mindy Kidd

Each week of Pro Bono Month, we're sharing a video story of Alabama's pro bono attorneys. This week’s Pro Bono Snapshot features Mindy Kidd. Mindy is a 3L at University of Alabama School of Law, where she serves as Chief Editor of the Alabama Law Review. Mindy is also the 2020 recipient of the Alabama State Bar's Pro Bono Law Student Award.

Alabama State Bar 2020 Pro Bono Snapshots: Mindy Kidd

Pro Bono Celebration Free CLE Series

Thursday, Oct. 29 from 12 - 3 PM - Pro Bono Celebration CLE Series: The Intersection of Poverty and the Law Register here.

Mark Your Calendars for a Free Wellness CLE

Prior to the pandemic, knowing how to assess your personal bandwidth—your mental and emotional capacity to deal with situations, was important. Now, it has become essential.

Knowing what creates “your” stress and how you manage ups and downs will enable you to move forward in a helpful, productive way.

CLE: "Assessing Bandwidth and Setting Boundaries: Essential Tools for Pandemic Life"

Tuesday, Nov. 10 from noon to 1 PM

Register in advance at this link!

Presenter: Dr. Rachel Fry is a psychologist and consultant who specializes in legal wellness. 

Free On-Demand CLE Courses

Don't forget, we have more than a dozen free, on-demand courses available at Find step-by-step instructions for the platform here

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from Oct. 23

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 23

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 23

The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold Oral Arguments on Nov. 4, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. View the docket here

Featured Member Benefit

Lenovo’s Black Friday Sneak Peek Sale is here!

Take advantage of early holiday savings of up to 65% off great gifts such as ThinkPad laptops, Yoga convertibles, Legion gaming systems and other great gadgets now through Nov. 2.
Learn more now!

Law Firm Financing Webinar Presented by AAJ Women's Caucus

You are invited to a Zoom webinar on Thursday, Oct. 29 from noon to 1 PM, presented by the Women's Caucus of the Alabama Association for Justice. The webinar will focus on law firm accounting and administration, including education about how law firms are financed, relationships with banks, lines of credit, tax consequences, profit and loss statements, expense analysis, budget projections and personnel. 

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Birmingham Bar To Host Free CLE on Unconscious Bias

Join the BBA for an important discussion about Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession.

Friday, October 30
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Those who attend this free CLE will receive 1.0 credit.

Click here to register by Oct. 29 for the Zoom! **Please note, this registration link will not be available until tomorrow, Oct. 27.

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Virtual Conference

Join ADLA for two half-days of CLE during ADLA’s Legally Remote virtual conference on Zoom Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.  Each day will have a live networking experience hosted by The Battle House Hotel & Spa. Click here for program brochure and online registration link. Call 334-395-4455 for questions about the conference. 

ASB Calendar

Oct. 29: Pro Bono Month CLE: The Intersection of Poverty & the Law

Oct. 29: Alabama Defense Lawyers Association hosts LEGALLY REMOTE Virtual CLE Conference & Networking Experience (part 1)

Nov. 5: Alabama Defense Lawyers Association hosts LEGALLY REMOTE Virtual CLE Conference & Networking Experience (part 2)

Nov. 10: Wellness CLE: Assessing Bandwidth and Setting Boundaries - Essential Tools for Pandemic Life

Nov. 20: Racial Bias in Worker's Compensation

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IN MEMORIUM: Deceased Attorneys

Leonard Foley Mikul

Boone, NC
Died: Sept. 26, 2020

Admitted: Apr. 27, 1979

John Barto Harper

Died: Oct. 10, 2020
Admitted: Sept. 4, 1969

Calvin Marvin Howard

Died: Oct. 17, 2020
Admitted: Apr. 10, 1969

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